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KSP Investigates Fatal Accident in Pike County

Date of News Release: 02/25/2016

(Virgie, KY) - Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Pike County during the evening hours of Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

The initial investigation indicates that Teresa Tooman, 52 years old of Virgie, Kentucky, was traveling west on KY 610 West in the Virgie community. Tooman lost control of her 2001 Ford F-150 and overturned her vehicle into a ditch. Tooman was pronounced deceased at the scene by Pike County Coroner, Russell Roberts. Evidence at the scene indicates Tooman was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the collision, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by Post 09 Accident Reconstructionist, Detective Jason Merlo.